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Everywhere we look we can find research and evidence that tells us smoking and cigarettes are bad for our health. Doctors tell us that we should stop smoking. Some studies suggest that as many as two in three smokers would like to quit. Yet, it sometimes feels impossible. For many people willpower alone is not enough to quit.
Many people want to stop smoking, but success is somewhat hit or miss. Where one person quits “cold turkey,” another constantly starts over when their progress falters or fails. When we struggle to reach our goals we become frustrated and potentially anxious.
Why is this?
What makes it so hard to stop smoking?
First, let’s take a look at the problem and the bigger picture.
Those who smoke are far more likely to succumb to diseases including infertility, gum disease, heart disease, and cancer. Among cancers, smoking has been associated with cancer of the lungs, mouth, throat, nose, blood, cervix and pancreas. Those are a lot of potentially costly health problems that could cause you to consider to stop smoking.
However, the problem doesn’t end there.
Smoke doesn’t just affect the smoker. Others are affected as well. I have met so many parents/grandparents who avoid smoking around the children in their lives. While they want to quit, they cannot seem to kick the habit. While difficult to quit, there are many people out there who want to quit not just for themselves, but for those they care about.
Here are some estimates of the costs of smoking based on a pack of cigarettes costing $5.56:
Please note that these are just estimates, and the actual costs can vary depending on factors such as location, taxes, and availability of discounts or offers.
Let’s take a quick look at the immediate and long-term benefits after you quit smoking.
Ron was a 2 pack a day smoker for 40+ years. He had worked with other hypnotists in the past and had some success for short periods of time, but nothing really stuck. He went through my process and quit. I caught up with him over zoom and asked him about his experience.
Hypnosis works by inducing a trance-like state in which the person is more open to suggestion. In the case of smoking cessation, a hypnotherapist may provide suggestions to help the person quit smoking and overcome cravings.
Hypnosis is considered safe when performed by a trained and certified professional. As with any medical or therapeutic treatment, it is important to speak with your healthcare provider before starting hypnosis for smoking cessation to ensure it is appropriate for you.
The number of sessions needed can vary depending on the individual and their smoking habits. Most people quit smoking after just one session, while others may need more.
Insurance coverage for hypnosis for smoking cessation can vary depending on the individual’s policy and plan. It is recommended to check with your insurance provider to see if it is covered. For more information check out our Rates & Insurance page
Hypnosis may be able to help individuals quit smoking even if they’ve tried and failed before. It works by addressing the underlying psychological and emotional reasons why a person smokes, which can be different for everyone.
Hypnosis has been shown to be effective in helping people quit smoking. Studies have found that hypnosis can double the success rate of quitting smoking compared to willpower alone.
Hypnosis for smoking cessation may be more effective than other methods, such as nicotine replacement therapy, as it addresses the psychological and emotional reasons why a person smokes. However, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional to determine the best course of treatment for you.
Hypnosis for smoking cessation can help reduce or eliminate withdrawal symptoms, such as weight gain, as it can help address the underlying emotional and psychological reasons for smoking. Additionally, during the hypnosis session, the hypnotist can provide suggestions to avoid weight gain and cope with cravings. (And we do)